BBC grabs Wimbledon until 2014, high definition guaranteed

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wimbledon_tennis_logo.pngGood news for British tennis fans -- the BBC has secured rights to broadcast the Wimbledon tennis championships for the next seven years (a five year extension on the current contract).

It means that the BBC are more inclined to invest technology in getting the Championships out to the viewing public, via regular and digital TV, BBC iPlayer, and mobile.

The new agreement ensures that Centre and Number One courts will be provided in high definition on the BBC HD channel.

"The BBC's Wimbledon coverage will range from High Definition transmissions from the show courts and greater choice of live action than ever before," said Roger Mosey, BBC Director of Sport.

Official press release

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